Common Questions

Everything you need to know before you get started.

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What is Kovack Mechanical?

We are a local, family owned Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) repair company, located in Winder, Georgia. We are operating in Georgia under license CN210841, and South Carolina under license M114175, for residential and commercial repair service and installation. Our focus is on satisfying our neighbors in everything we do. Don’t just take our word for it – take a look at our ratings and you’ll see what our customers have to say about us! Not only do our neighbors have a lot to say about us, but we’re also experienced with national accounts, cellular towers, unmanned locations, and retail stores. We’ll have a solution that will work for you, too!

Why should I choose Kovack Mechanical?

We are a local, family-owned company that puts our customers and our community first. By sponsoring Boy Scout Troop 206 and being a member of the Leaders of Lanier, we’re investing in the future of our neighbors.

What areas do you service?

We cover a 30-mile radius of Winder for demand service, but we make exceptions depending on the situation. This area includes, but is not limited to: Winder, Gainesville, Commerce, Danielsville, Athens, Watkinsville, Madison, Covington, Conyers, Snellville, Monroe, Social Circle, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Buford, Oakwood, Jefferson, and Braselton. This area also includes Loganville, Auburn, Statham, Bogart, Ashland, Gratis, Jersey, North High Shoals, Bostwick, Apalachee, Rutledge, Winterville, Hill, Colbert, Planter, Nicholson, Arcade, and more! If you don’t see your town listed, please call us! We’re happy to include you!

Why do I need to change my filter regularly?

Failure to maintain your filter can cause the evaporator coil to freeze up and cause water damage or compressor failure. Even worse, you can cause cracks in your furnace heat exchanger, which can potentially leak dangerous carbon monoxide into your home.

How often should I replace my filters?

You should change your filters at least every 3 months. If you live with pets in the home, you should check them more often to see if they need to be changed. There are some exceptions with media filters and air cleaners. Feel free to call us for an inspection!

I’m not in your area, but I’ve heard great things about you. Will you provide out-of-area service as well?

Yes – we’ll be happy to include new customers as long as they’re not too far away. Please call us for more information. We’d love to hear from you!

Is this going to be expensive?

To many customers’ delight, most common repairs are actually relatively inexpensive. Sometimes, though, the job requires more. For those big projects, we offer financing options to help you stay on budget, no matter the work required. From heat pump repair to AC repair, we’ll have you feeling right in no time!

What kind of regular maintenance do heating and air conditioning systems need?

Filter changes are very important. Filter neglect can snowball into bigger, more expensive problems that could have easily been prevented by changing your filters.

Is there anything I should check prior to calling for service?

If you notice that the system isn’t performing as it should, we recommend that you check your breakers to see if it’s off unintentionally. You should also check your filter for excess dirt/debris that will cause problems with your system. At the time of the appointment, you can save some time by making sure that your system is turned off.

How do I know if my system is working properly?

Every system performs differently, but much like your car, you’ll know when things don’t quite feel the same. If your system is turning on too often, your electric bills are higher, rooms are too humid, or if you just feel there is a problem, let us know and we can come out and do an inspection.

Can you just add freon to my system without repairing any leaks you find?

It is not advisable for you to have any refills performed without the corresponding repairs because it will leak out and cause damage to the environment. For this reason, EPA regulations require all leaks to be repaired.

Are there advantages to a programmable thermostat?

There can be many advantages to using a newer programmable thermostat. By learning how you use your home, these thermostats help to lower energy costs, and some are even controllable from your phone or computer. As an added bonus, some electronic companies even give rebates on them.

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